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1989 G50 shifter lateral slop

Transmission and Clutch

Vehicle Information: Model: 964 C2; Year: 1991; Body Type: Convertible; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.6L stock; Total Mileage: 133K;

Chris,This is in response to the person with the 1989 911 Carrera who is experiencing lateral slop in his G50 shifter. Please advise him to search under 1984-1994 Transmissions with the keywords No Reverse Gear.I too experienced the same type of lateral shift problem in my 1991 Carrera 2; my problem just kept getting worse until I could no longer get it to shift into reverse. Bottom line - I took off the bottom center tunnel; that exposed the shift linkage; I then removed the boot covering the shift linkage, inspected it and it was OK; I then removed the boot covering the shift linkage just in front of the tranny and discovered the problem.All I had to do was look at it. The bushing had cracked into many pieces; it was crumbling due to age, heat and constant use. The root cause of the problem was the material selection Porsche made for that bushing - it was a poor choice for that environment and use.Replacing the bushing solved the problem. Since Porsche does not stock the bushing, the repair options are either buying a new shift linkage (comes with the bushing) or getting one from a salvage yard.Hope this helped.I routinely monitor Chris's section and will wait to learn what your problem-solution turns out to be!Tom

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